What labs to ask GI doctors to check?

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   Posted 10/14/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys:
              No GI ever done a lab on me except biopsy in colonoscopy.  I wonder my UC might be caused my some infections or bugs. Any labs you guys recommend? Thanks!        Peter

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   Posted 10/14/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peter...this should help you. Do the related reading, etc



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   Posted 10/14/2007 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hm... Your doctor doesn't do a normal CBC bloodtest when you visit? I'd think that this would be fairly standard, at least with a new patient or one in the midst of a flare-up. Maybe you need to quiz your doctor about this and find out why he/she isn't testing to rule out infections and at least to monitor your blood. When I go to a GI when I'm really sick, the first thing they do are blood and stool tests to make sure that I don't have some kind of parasite or something, make sure I'm not anemic, etc.

I think it's good to wonder about whether your doctor is doing everything necessary for you and considering your illness from all angles. If you are concerned that s/he is missing something you might want to try another doctor for a second opinion.

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